Sabtu, 07 Februari 2009

3 Things I thought I knew about photo marketing and becoming a professional photographer - boy was I

Back when I first decided to become a professional photographer and get involved with photo marketing on a full time basis, I thought - foolishly - that all I had to do was practice and study all the latest techniques for creating stunning images! Then, once I learned to consistently do brilliant work, my career as a professional photographer would be more or less cast in stone.

Boy was I wrong! If you want to earn great money in photo marketing (I've lost count of how many $1000 days I've had) by becoming a professional photographer and working in the career of your dreams - here are 3 vital things you NEED to know. BTW - you can and should start part time!

First, let me establish a few assumptions on my part. I assume you are interested in photography and that you have dreamed about working in a career that you love.

I also assume that you are either considering/dreaming about becoming a professional photographer or possibly have already tried your hand at photo marketing - at least part time.

Note: I didn't assume you are a brilliant photographer. That was the first huge hurdle I faced when I wanted to start my photo marketing career. I just wasn't that good. I was and still am competent, but I don't see myself ever winning any major creative awards.

I'd shoot and shoot. Remember - this was in the olden days of film, when every shot cost about a dollar after considering time, film, developing and printing costs. No matter how much money I pumped into my "hobby", no matter how many credit cards I maxed out buying the latest and greatest, I just couldn't measure up to the photos I was seeing in all the photo books and magazines.

My dreams of a career as a professional photographer seemed totally out of reach.

Wrong. That's myth #1. You don't need to be Ansel Adams! Just competent!

I don't remember where, but somewhere I stumbled across someone who said, "There's room in professional photography for every skill level."

That sentence changed my life. I'd buy the originator of that little snippet of gold a beer, if I could remember who it was.

For some reason, it really hit home and I decided to give photo marketing a try. Bottom line?I found out that 90% of all your photo shoots are going to be the same types of subjects, lit and posed the same basic ways.

Don't get me wrong, every session you do should be your absolute best work, but save the creative stuff for contests - not day to day photo marketing. (Actually, if you are too creative, your sales will drop. The clients expect traditional portraits and don't like it if you deviate very far from their expectations.)

My second major hurdle to getting started as a professional photographer was getting the money to open a studio. After all, rent is fairly expensive and when you add in decorating the space, signage, hiring a receptionist, utilities and all the other doodads involved in opening a physical studio - it can all be rather daunting. Particularly when you've never done any photo marketing and this dream of becoming a professional photographer is getting more and more expensive by the minute.

Before I launched my photo marketing career, I did a little research and discovered that the best professional photographers do a lot - if not most - of their work "on location"! In other words, they aren't even using the studio! Plus, their customers were so happy the photographer was coming to them, they were willing to pay extra!

So I said to myself, "I can pay a ton of money for a studio I won't be using, or simply do everything 'on location' and get even higher fees! Hmmm?what should I do?"

I've been a professional photographer for over 16 years, have over 6000 past clients and have NEVER opened a studio.

Myth #2 - You need a fancy studio to be a professional photographer. WRONG.

Myth #3 - As a professional photographer, once people see your stunning images they will flock to you with checkbook in hand! WRONG, WRONG, WRONG.

Sorry to say it but your images have little to do with your success as a photographer. It's all about your marketing. Once you get your marketing right, people actually will be clamoring for your services, but not before - no matter how good you are.

In fact, many of my best promotions get new customers lining up to be photographed without ever having seen any of my work at all! So, if photo marketing and living your life as a professional photographer sounds even a little intriguing, respond by enrolling in my newsletter. You'll get a free ebook and daily tips on how you can turn your dreams into cash.

Chaos Possessed Assembly

Now that you have already purchased a chaos possessed but it is not already been assembled to what its should be look like. All the parts are not yet attached to each other. The only way to have a chaos possessed perfectly look like in the pictures is to assemble it. After opening the box, make sure that all the parts are there and complete. So here are some guides and tips on how to assemble a chaos possessed.

Tools List


plastic glue


Step 1 Read instruction booklet

When you have purchased a chaos possessed kit. It is already included in the box the user manual, a guide on how to assemble your purchased chaos possessed. So before you proceed to assembling, make sure you go through the assembly booklet to see the parts you will be using so that you will not wasting some parts that are not needed. Also, go through the codex and make sure that you know beforehand the weapons that you will be needing and you will attach to your own chaos possessed models.

Step 2 Glue Legs

Now that you have already know what are the parts you needed and the weapons you are going to attach. Its time to start assembling the parts of your chaos possessed model, start by gluing the legs of your model together. The legs may be confusing at first because of the way they fit together, just make it sure that the legs are on the right place before you glue it together. One way to know if the legs are fit together is by close examination you will notice that only certain legs fit together. That is the time you glue them accordingly.

Step 3 Glue torso

When you have already find the perfect fit of the legs and already glued them accordingly, the next step is to glue the torso together. This will give you some confusions for it is easy to stick the torso together.

Step 4 Glue torso to legs

Prepare to attach the torso to the legs after you have glued the torso. Here's a simple tip; It is a very good idea to randomize the position of the torso on the legs. Turning it from left to right as desired.

Step 5 Glue head

When you have your desired model of chaos possessed half done. Its time to pick a head for your model. And then glue the selected head to your figure.

Step 6 Glue arms

Now that the legs and the torso are already attached as well as the head, this next step is to add the arms. To begin with, select arms as desired and glue them to your figure. In the case of possessed chaos space marines, the weaponry for their war gear consists of only a single close combat. That is why the arms that you will be choosing won't matter.

Step 7 Glue shoulder pads

You are almost done with the figure when you have already glued together the main parts of the chaos possessed. This time it is time to add accessories to it, the shoulder pads. This are paddings that will be attached to the shoulders of your chaos possessed. You may need to trim and clip off some of the spikes in the shoulders in order to make them fit on your model.

Step 8 Attach Power supply pack

You are one step closer in finishing your model. This will be the last piece of the puzzle that will give accomplishment to all, the Power supply pack. Glue the power supply pack on the back of your model. Due to the powers of chaos and random mutations, you'll see that some of these have wings growing from them.

Thats it!!! you have already finished you chaos possessed model.